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 Post subject: Made me laugh...
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:01 pm 
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I sit every morning at around 5am, after which I return to bed with a morning coffee for my partner.

I read this quote from Zoketsu Norman Fischer "Zazen is fundamentally a useless and pointless activity".

My partner (who is not a Buddhist) replied: "I don't think its pointless, I get a coffee in bed every morning"

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 Post subject: Re: Made me laugh...
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:15 pm 
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Ha. Reminded me of Sirens of Titan by Vonnegut.


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 Post subject: Re: Made me laugh...
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My partner (who is not a Buddhist) replied: "I don't think its pointless, I get a coffee in bed every morning"


Not a Buddhist?
They must be a Buddha.
Which can only mean, there is a point to practice. :twothumbsup:

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 Post subject: Re: Made me laugh...
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Actually, I think this is a good teaching tale. How to keep your partner happy when you are a serious daily meditator? Make doing something nice for them part of the routine.

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